Friday, March 23, 2012

Fun pictures

Because who doesn't like pictures of adorable babies? :) Here are a couple pictures of how we're spending our days.

My parents' 4 grandchildren! My nephew was having NOTHING to do with the babies :) Pretty much the best photo we could get :)

My ADORABLE niece cuddling the little ones :)

A little ticked off :)

30 seconds later.... God bless the inventor of Binkis :) What would we do with out them?

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this picture! Adam had them one night and Zach reached over to hold Ellie's hand :) I thought it was ADORABLE :)

I don't love this pic of me, but I DO love how calm both of them are. Not every night's story time goes as well :)

I just love how small they look in this pic :)

Ellie during Tummy Time :) I LOVE the color of these kids' eyes. They both have the same amazing blue eyes and I REALLY hope they keep them :)

Sweet Zach during Tummy Time :)He's been smiling SO much lately and I LOVE it :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Home Again, Home Again

So, it's now been about 4 weeks since we were able to bring the little ones home, and it has been one chaotic ride :) Never a dull moment for sure. During these past weeks, we've been able to find a schedule that works well in keeping the little ones happy and at the same time extending their feedings to 4-5 hours at night. I have a bed time of 6pm and get to sleep until midnight, where Adam gets to FINALLY sleep until 6am.... Our family has been AMAZING and we have extra hands to help one of us through each feeding, EXCEPT the 2am feeding.... Nobody seems to want to help me with that one :) We're working on getting rid of that one SOON, so I don't have to go to bed so early and I MIGHT be able to see my hubby for more than an hour after he gets home from work :) The feeding times at the zoo start at 6am and continue on at 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 10pm, 2am and start all over again. You might've noticed a difference in our schedule in the afternoon. These 'cluster feeds' were recommended by the Baby Whisperer which help us 'bulk up' the babies for the night and extend their sleeping. So far, the schedule has done well and the twins have been growing like weeds! We had their one month appointments this week and Ellie weighed in at 7lbs and Zach was 7lbs 2oz. The Dr was SUPER pleased with their progress and development, so we'll just keep plugging away at helping them get rolly polly :)

I LOVE Zach's smile! It looks like Ellie's trying to squawk about something too :) These two crack me up :) 5 weeks

Our ADORABLE Home Teachers brought these HUGE teddy bears for Zach and Ellie. It was the sweetest thing EVER watching these older, widowed sweethearts trying to bring these bears in the door :) (Brother Ed Hansen and Brother Jerry Baslington)

I was making cookies the other day and walked in to see this little one posing like this :) I don't have a CLUE how she kept her hand up in the air like that while sleeping :)

The next time I walked into the room she had moved to this pose. Beats me what she was thinking about :)

Then I looked at Zach and he was posing in a pensive way as well :) I just hope they don't start turning those thoughts towards gaining up on me :)